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Darkness in literature for the young

June 19, 2009

While we debate on this issue, darkness settles on the literature for the young in the west.
IN this article published in the wsg Katie Roiphe writes–

Until recently, the young-adult fiction section at your local bookstore was a sea of nubile midriffs set against pink and turquoise backgrounds. Today’s landscape features haunted girls staring out from dark or washed-out covers. Current young-adult best sellers include one suicide, one deadly car wreck, one life-threatening case of anorexia and one dystopian universe in which children fight to the death. Somewhere along the line our teenagers have become connoisseurs of disaster.

the main article will be available at the following link. It is spine chilling.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203771904574173403357573642.html

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